The company was recognized for the general high quality of its 9 technical posters.
The ISAP Nantes 2017 was indeed a very good opportunity to observe the huge algal phycological biodiversity and its many biotechnological applications within the industrial sector. Held at “La Cité de congrès” in Nantes (France) from 18th to 23rd June, the 6th edition of this event gathered over 500 participants, who had the chance to attend high-quality posters presentations as well as dynamic and technical conferences.
In this context, Olmix made the most of the show by sharing its deep knowledge on the matter with presentations by internal and external collaborators.
Dr Mustapha Berri presented the work on immunomodulating effects of the Olmix algal extracts and their possible applications in animal husbandry.
“The green algal sulfated polysaccharides effect on immunity make them good candidates as adjuvants in vaccination strategies”, he explained.
Besides, Dr Allaert got into detail and shed light on the diverse beneficial properties of the marine algal sulfated polysaccharides as antidepressant and immunomodulators:
“The algal extracts have similar effects to the reference molecule imipramine but without any observed secondary effects”.
On her last speech, Ms Pi Nyvall Collen, Olmix's R&D Manager, also gave an overview of the first seaweed biorefinery in France, a natural resource for nutrition and health application.
“The ULVANS project has introduced with success, and for the first time in France, an industrial scale biorefinery of local seaweed”, she said.
But the icing of the cake was yet to come. On the last day of the event, Olmix was awarded ‘Prize of the Jury’ for the general high quality of the 9 posters that we showed at ISAP 2017.
Olmix's technical posters at ISAP 2017.